Savannah Dodd

Savannah Dodd

Belfast, United Kingdom

About Savannah Dodd

Savannah Dodd, b. 1991, is a photographer and anthropologist. She is a St. Louis native and a current resident of Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2017 Savannah founded the Photography Ethics Centre.

Her photography is heavily influenced by her academic background. Ethics is integral to the way that she works. She places great importance on process, modes of access, and engagement with the people and places she photographs. Her images centre on people, material culture, and the minutiae of everyday life. She often combines the disciplines of anthropology and photography to produce visual ethnography.

Savannah's work has been featured in 10 curated exhibitions and 4 solo exhibitions internationally. More of Savannah’s photography can be seen online at


Current PhD candidate in Anthropology (Queen's University Belfast)

2015 MA in the Anthropology and Sociology of Development (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

2012 BA in Anthropology and Religious Studies (Washington University in St. Louis)


Group Exhibitions:
2018 - An Untold Story - The Hallows Gallery - Belfast, Northern Ireland
2016 - The Bangor Poetry Competition Exhibition - The Blackberry Path Studios - Bangor, Northern Ireland
2016 - Streetscapes - 1650 Gallery - Los Angeles, USA
2016 - Humankind - Foundry Arts Centre - St. Charles, USA (Juror: Eric Wieringa, Professor of Art, St. Louis, USA)
2015 - Context - Foundry Arts Centre - St. Charles, USA (in collaboration with Chris Jenkins) (Juror: Buzz Spector, Professor of Art, St. Louis, USA)
2015 - 14th annual Collectors Choice event - St. Louis Artists' Guild - St. Louis, USA (invitational)
2015 - #culture: Talking about Ethnography - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - Geneva, Switzerland
2014 - Photography V - Foundry Arts Centre - St. Charles, USA (Juror: Tony Schanuel, artist, St. Louis, USA)
2014 - Instagram Photography Exhibition - 1650 Gallery - Los Angeles, USA
2013 - Photo Op - St. Louis Artists’ Guild - St. Louis, USA (Juror: Daniel Farnum, Professor of Photography, St. Louis, USA)

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 - Kabira Village, Stormont Parliament Building, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2016 - Election Day, The John Hewitt, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2016 - Sacred Spaces, Focus Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand (in association with F/28 The Chiang Mai Month of Photography)
2011 - La vie parisienne - Café Ventana, St. Louis, Missouri, USA